Purtenance Re-Signs With Xtreem Music For 2017 Album

Finnish death metal outfit Purtenance, whose relationship with Xtreem Music label owner Dave Rotten began in 1991 with the release of a debut 7″ EP and later cult album “Member of Immortal Damnation,” just inked a new deal with Xtreem Music for the release of upcoming recordings.

Purtenance became a 5-piece band again in late 2015 and has been playing shows & writing new material for a mini CD to be recorded in early 2017. The band will also see 1992 debut album “Member of Immortal Damnation” re-issued on CD, LP, and cassette to commemorate the 25th anniversary.

To celebrate this new deal and a 25-year brotherhood, a new T-Shirt design has been printed in a limited amount of 50 units which can be obtained right here. Stay tuned for more info to arrive in 2017.

…to Spread the Flame of Ancients by PURTENANCE

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Cold Raven Joining Possessed / Belphegor European Tour Dates

Cold Raven will be embarking on “The Evil Over Europe” double-headliner tour featuring Possessed and Belphegor, with additional support from Absu.

Dates for the trek are available below. Cold Raven is also currently writing new material for a next album, so stay tuned for more details in the near future.

02.12 – Paris (Fra) “Glazart” (no Absu)
03.12 – Brescia (ITA) “Circolo Colony”
04.12 – Zurich (SUI) “Dynamo”
05.12 – OFF
06.12 – Kosice (SVK) “Collosseum”
07.12 – Ljubljana (SLO) “Kino Siska”
08.12 – Ostrava (CZE) “Barrack Club”
09.12 – Wroclaw (POL) “Alibi”
10.12 – Berlin (GER) “Nuke Club”

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New Material In The Works From Cold Raven

Melodic obscure black metal act Cold Raven is currently writing new material for the sophomore studio release. The band’s debut effort “Equilibrium And Chaos” was released in March 2015. The new album will represent an evolution in the band’s songwriting, though confirming the style shown in the previous work.

In the meanwhile Cold Raven will be playing some live shows supporting important acts.

Guitarist Vuall commented: “We think live shows are the true essence of Cold Raven, and this is why we won’t stop playing live while writing new songs. It’s not an easy task but we feel it’s the right thing to do.”

More news is expected soon.

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Zombie Eating Horse Working On Album And EP

Zombie Eating Horse has a new album and EP on the horizon, with the band issuing this statement to fans online:

“We are happy to share the fact that we have been writing new material and about half the way toward our second full length album, don’t forget we are also getting closer to releasing our long awaited EP ‘Don’t Follow Me’ – lots of updates coming soon!”

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Within Temptation Reveals “Pre-Show Rituals” In New Digital Tour Bus Episode

In a new Digital Tour Bus episode symphonic metalers of Within Temptation reveal what they do before they take the stage, while on their recent North American tour.

Check it out below.

In a recent interview vocalist Sharon den Adel stated about the band’s plans for 2015:

“It is going to be a very busy year. We will do a theater tour and a lot of summer festivals in Europe and we are hoping to come back to America to play places we did not get to last year. And we’re writing new music at the same time. It is looking to be another fun year.”

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Fullforce Writing Songs For 2014 Album Release

Sweden’s Fullforce has checked in with the following update about writing new material for an upcoming album:

“These days Fullforce is writing new songs for the 3rd album… basically in pre-production mode and it goes flawlessly.

“2014 will be the year the next album comes out during early summer. However, have a great weekend… here’s a song from the first album (One, 2011).”

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Opiate Taking Break From Live Shows, Writing New Material

Guitarist Martin Hastrup of Denmark’s Opiate has checked in with the following announcement about the band taking time off from live shows to write new material:

“Hi Everybody! For the next 3-4 months I will be backpacking my way through Asia, which means that I will be taking a break from my guitar-wielding duties in Opiate.

“This also means that there won’t be any shows until the summer, where we hopefully will get to play a lot of concerts for all of you crazy people out there! In the mean time, the rest of the band will focus on writing new awesome (7-string) tunes, so I will have some new stuff to learn when I come home.

“I hope you all have a great spring, and I’ll be seeing you all at our shows this summer!”

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Constant Seas Recruits Mark Garza As New Drummer

Mark Garza (Ex-Embodyment, The Famine) has joined Texas act Constant Seas as the band’s new drummer. Constant Seas is currently playing shows in support of latest EP “Cycles” and is in the process of writing new material for an upcoming release. Further details can be found over at the band’s Facebook profile here.

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Martyr Posts "Afterlife" Live Video

After a celebration of 30 years, Dutch act Martyr has posted a video clip online of “Afterlife” shot in the band’s hometown of Utrecht. “Afterlife” is taken from the “Circle Of 8” album which was released late last year on Metal Blade Records. Check out the clip below.

A new Martyr official video clip for the album’s opening track “D.I.” is planned for early 2013. The band is also working on another European tour for March – April 2013 and has started working on writing new songs for a complete new album to see release in late 2013 or early 2014.

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